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Groups

Purpose and Description

The Groups lesson type provides a way for students to use classification and categorization skills to move content cards to their corresponding categories. This app supports self-correction.

How it works: Play Mode

First select the Lessons icon from the Tools section of the main NUITEQ Snowflake menu. This will lead you to the Lessons Home Screen, where you can search for and select lessons. Press the “Play” icon located on the middle of the lesson to open it.

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The Groups lesson type presents text and/or photos in a grid that appears on the left side of the screen.

On the right side of the screen, place holders are arranged under group classification headings. Students drag items to the corresponding group category.

Students check their responses by toggling the Visible/Hidden icon located in the bottom right-hand side of the screen, which will provide them with a small checkmark on the cards. By using the “Hide/Reveal” button, located in the corner menu, students can move the target items at once to the correct locations.

Some lessons have a YouTube video linked to it and can show up at the beginning of the lesson. The video can be dismissed by pressing the X in the top right corner, or by pressing any key on the keyboard.

How to Build

Manage Content

The Manage Content Screen opens upon selecting the lesson type, where content for the lesson can be set. Below is an example from a previously created lesson.

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Type in the title of the lesson in the textbox located at the top left-hand side of the screen.
Next, tap the Create Group button to create groups and give them unique names. For items to appear on the screen, content bars created using the Create Content feature must be placed beneath the corresponding title for each group.

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Tap the CREATE CONTENT button to add each content bar needed for the lesson. There is only one bar and and it represents the images or text content on the cards that are located on the left on the preview screen.

Within the content bar, Items can be set to display as text-only, image only, or text + image for this lesson type. Items will appear in the Preview Screen, located in the top right section of the display. Enter the text for each item in the text boxes. Any text entered in the box will appear on the cards that are on the left of the preview screen.

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The handles located on the right side of each text/content bar let you move them into the order you choose. Select the circle icon to the left of each bar to delete the item.

Use the Background button located next to the left text box to import images for cards displayed on the screen. Use the Sound button to import audio, if needed. Selecting these buttons will activate a file browser, where you can select items from a folder on your hard drive, or enter a search term to access images filtered for educational use, shown below.

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Preview Screen


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The Preview Screen, located in the top right of the interface, will display the current state of the lesson as you update your work. After you are done making the lesson, the Preview screen provides a way to play the lesson and check if any changes are needed.

The button located in the top right hand corner of the screen, if toggled, it will display which cards are correctly placed, via small indicator on the card. This feature is the default setting and will appear in the lesson in Play mode.

In the Text section, located beneath the Preview Screen, you can select the font, font size, font color, and font shadow.

In the Background section you can choose a background for your lesson. Under Theme you can choose a NUITEQ Snowflake theme from a drop-down menu. Under Background you can use the orange button to open a file browser and select an image from your hard drive or the internet.

In the Gameplay section, you can make the objects ordered or randomized by choosing the corresponding options. Ordered is the default option. You can activate and set a timer as well.

To interact with the lesson in full-screen mode, press Play.

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